In + Around San Antonio

A parent’s guide to all things San Antonio! The Alamo City is geographically a large area and there are tons of things to do in a variety of spots in and around the city. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to start, this is a great starting place. From kid-friendly restaurants to the best things to do with your family, Alamo City Moms has you covered with everything to do in our great city. Our team of 40+ moms is happy to share the ins-and-outs of what’s happening in San Antonio! Topics of articles include museums, parks, arts, restaurants, family-friendly events, the River Walk, Sea World, Schlitterbahn, Fiesta Texas and much, much more.

I arrived in San Antonio one summer day before my birthday in July 2012. I still remember looking down from the plane and my husband telling me, "See that? That's downtown." I saw tall buildings piled up and a...
San Antonio has a population of 1.53 million people, 6.18%, or approximately 94,700, of which are Black or African American. To find this data, I used this source which is actually focused on COVID-19 research but has a vast amount of...
As an avid hiker my hope is that my kids will develop a similar love for the outdoors, but let’s be honest––hiking is, well… walking. A whole lot of walking. While in its simplest form, hiking is really just...
The Texas Education Agency has officially released its re-opening guidelines for schools across Texas for the 2020-2021 school year as it relates to the coronavirus pandemic. Moving forward under these guidelines, school districts, private schools, and public charter schools will...
An old friend of mine recently hosted an exchange student from Denmark for the school year. Out of the blue, she called me to say they made plans to drive from Houston to San Antonio for a day trip...
If you’re anything like me, finding any and every reason to eat ice cream, especially during the summer, is a full-time hobby. I recently discovered that in 1984 President Ronald Reagan deemed ice cream so important he decided it...
Ice cream, staying up late, drives at dusk, watermelon, and the Summer Reading Program are my family’s summer staples. The Summer Reading Program has been part of my summer experiences since I was a kid and even...

Celebrating Juneteenth

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I’ve wanted to celebrate Juneteenth for awhile. I didn’t grow up knowing much about the holiday, and it wasn’t something that we celebrated in my family. I’ve been to numerous Fourth of July celebrations, cookouts, etc., but I don’t...
Summertime is here, and along with a number of summer camps being offered in the Alamo City, Vacation Bible School is a favorite summer activity for many local families. Though some may look different than in years past, many...
There are a lot of school districts in San Antonio, and each school district calendar is a little different. Many of these school calendars will continue to change as plans evolve for the 2020-2021 school year. Please check the...
You might have been a kid in the 80s if some movies you can remember watching include E.T., The Last Starfighter, The Empire Strikes Back, or Ghostbusters, to name a few. And chances are you’ve got some entertaining to...
School has officially ended, though it kind of feels like it’s been over since March, and your kiddos are homebound for the summer. Summer camps are either cancelled or you’re not quite sure you’re ready for that kind of...
Restaurant restrictions are starting to lift here in the Alamo City and some families are beginning to venture out. While I respect that not everyone is ready to head out, I wanted to provide options for those who are....
Guys. It's happening. Things are opening back up. I feel the tension dissipating on trips to H-E-B. We went to the park today and my kids had never been happier–I hadn't realized how much they've missed people too. They...

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San Antonio on a Bicycle: Our Favorite Parks to Ride as...

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During this time of social distancing, many of us have adopted new hobbies or gone back to something that we haven’t done in a...